RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Flying Squirrels held their fifth annual Charity Hot Stove Banquet at the Siegel Center on Wednesday evening.
For the first time, a Hall of Fame player was in attendance, as 22-year Major League veteran Gaylord Perry attended. He headlined a list of guests that included former players, including Hunter Strickland, last year's Squirrels' closer, who was called up by the Giants and was a key member of the World Series-winning squad.
Those on hand also got to meet members of the Squirrels' 2015 coaching staff. New manager Jose Alguacil and pitching coach Steve Kline were introduced to many Richmond baseball fans, and Chief Operating Officer Todd "Parney" Parnell was also on hand to meet and greet the Flying Squirrels' faithful.
The Squirrels open their sixth season in Richmond on April 9 at The Diamond.